A year ago, I divorced Google. In any divorce, friends go with both sides. Most friends went with Google, but a few stayed with me. I’m in a much happier place. It can be done. The co-dependency is over.
Much has happened a year later, most of it good. I still have a few moments when strange things happen because of my lack of anything Google. But I’m happy I made the choice. Should you use a search engine, you’ll find much more criticism of my divorce using the search string, €œhenderson ITworld divorcing google“. It’s been tough to find starkly negative criticism. Some of the criticism applauds, while other raises the spectre of what privacy has become, and if Google is the savior and protagonist we all once thought they were. I still use Search, but even Search has changed.